The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room

Large Print - 2019
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A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication. Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Large Print Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, ©2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432869175
Characteristics: 401 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jan 04, 2020

I love Melanie Benjamin's books about the unknown stories of famous women, so when I found Marie Benedict, in the same vein, I was so happy! This book about screen siren Hedy Lamarr and her scientific bent was so good! Highly recommend!

Sep 16, 2019

I really found the book interesting. I will now read Rhodes' book. I would like to find out if her husband was really abusive.

Aug 31, 2019

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Jul 16, 2019

Very interesting read. What a brilliant mind!

Jul 04, 2019

Her life story is compelling but I lost interest after she left her husband. It's not very well written and I'm surprised it's receiving such wide acclaim.

Jun 04, 2019

Book Group.

RomanceAddict Apr 25, 2019

It's interesting to read about the life of Hedy Lamarr. From her early days as a stage actress to her glamorous (yet unhappy) marriage to a rich munitions manufacturer to her Hollywood success and secret life as an inventor, Lamarr was not "just a pretty face". I would have liked to see more focus on her life after inventing the frequency switching method; the ending was so abrupt and I feel like we missed out on a lot of things she did past the early months of 1942. The story is compelling, easy to read, and engrossing; you can pair this novel with the non-fiction account "Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by Richard Rhodes.

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